November 2019

5 Must-Have Shoe Trends for Spring Under $100

Put your best foot forward for spring without breaking the bank with our chic (and affordable) picks for the hottest shoe trends for the season.  From designer wedges to celeb-inspired pumps, here are the shoes you’ll love to wear all spring and summer!

T-strap: Lela Rose for Payless, Women’s Mapleton T-Strap Wedge, $54.99 Available at Payless
A vibrant faux suede wedge in nautical blue and white stripes. The shoe sports a t-strap shape with cut-out, adjustable ankle strap, and a print wedge heel with see-through detail. Looks great styled with denim skinnies, a relaxed tee and a linen blazer or dressed up with a suit pant, blouse and blazer. T-straps have been spotted on many celebs including Mila Kunis, Rihanna and Demi Moore.

3 Makeup Tips Every Girl Should Know Right Now

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This spring is all about bright lips, shimmery smoky eyes and flawless, natural-looking skin–three makeup looks that aren’t easy to pull off. So when I met up with celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal (a favorite of Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, and Ashlee Simpson) to celebrate her makeup brand’s 7th year anniversary (a true QVC hit), I squeezed her for some of this season’s most essential makeup how-to tips.

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1. Learn to love bright lips.
It seems that almost every celebrity who walks down the red carpet these days is sporting a bright lip. The look is fresh, flirty and a welcome change after years of slicking on sheer lip gloss. But, bright lips can definitely be daunting. “It may seem really scary, but you have to train your eye to get used to it. Force yourself to wear it one day, then see how many compliments you get. Watch how great, bright, beautiful and amazing everyone says you look, then you’ll get used to it, fast!” says Roncal.

As for choosing the right color, a true coral lipstick is the most wearable. “It’s a balance of pink and orange so you get a little of both, and it works on both warm and cool skin tones,” says Roncal. A new hue that fits the bill: Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Runway Coral ($15, Clinique.com).

Another wearable color: fuchsia. “It’s flattering on all skin tones, but maybe wear it as a sheer stain so it’s not over the top,” advises Roncal. Mally Beauty Life, Love, and a Really Great Lipgloss Singles in Life is Fuchsia ($15, mallybeauty.com) is a great choice. “Also, a neutral brick red is always wearable.” Avoid those bright orange colors. “They can make your teeth look yellow, like you just smoked a pack of cigarettes or drank a cup of coffee,” warns Mally.

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2. Go ahead and be messy with eyeliner.
“Eyeliner that’s perfectly straight and sharp not only looks old fashioned, but it’s also very hard on the eyes,” says Roncal. “Eyeliner is almost always better if it has softness to it.”

So if you’re scared of botching an eyeliner application, don’t worry. Mess it up as much as you want, then use a cotton swap to blend a matching eye shadow over it and smoke it out. Dolce & Gabbana Crayon Intense Eyeliner ($29, saksfifthavenue.com) is a soft pencil that also includes a blending applicator tip for an easy blend and Mally Beauty Metallic Magic Eyeliner Singles ($15, mallybeauty.com) catch the light for a long lasting wear. “This way you’ll have all of the best elements of having a great eyeliner look and it was easy to do,” says Roncal.

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3. Match your foundation to your collarbone, not your jawline.
Very few women can boast that they have naturally flawless and radiant skin. And to fake it, you need to find a foundation or tinted moisturizer formula that not only feels great, but is also the right color.

“Women always think that they should match their foundation to their jawline, but that’s not true. Since you wash your face twice a day, and most likely exfoliate it regularly, your face will always be lighter than your body. To make your face match the rest of your body, you should really match your foundation to your collarbone,” advises Roncal.

New foundations we love are CoverGirl & Olay Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation ($11, drugstore.com) and Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Foundation + Brush. Both are light formulas for spring.

Mally also advises laying off the translucent powder. “We don’t need to wear the same technology that our grandmothers wore. Powder makes you look dusty, dry and and white,” complains Mally. Her solution: Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender ($40, mallybeauty.com) is the first clear gel-based powder that makes your skin look poreless and naturally matte. Out of the hundreds of products she’s created, it’s one of her true favorites, and I have to agree that it’s one of the most unique and effective formulas I’ve ever tried!

by Rachel Hayes

DailyMakeover.com from Makeover Solutions, Inc., is the web’s leading beauty information site, providing virtual makeover technology and content for women to create personalized makeovers. DailyMakeover.com’s virtual Makeover Studio enables users to see themselves wearing numerous hairstyles, makeup shades and fashion accessories to create their best makeovers, which can be saved, printed, or emailed. DailyMakeover.com is headquartered in New York City.

Top 10 Braided Hairstyles

Want to know if you could rock Beyonce’s chic braid? Head to DailyMakeover.com!

Think braids are only for laundry day and the gym? Think again! Intricate twists and plaits are totally trendy, and there’s a braided hairstyle to suit every occasion. Here, Beyonce pairs a sexy side part and long, wavy bangs with a simple braid to complement her sequined outfit.

Photo by Joe Stevens/Retna Ltd.

Tinsley Mortimer

Socialite Tinsley Mortimer dresses up her long, blonde hair with a headband braid and long bangs. She plays up her girlie style with frosty eyeshadow and a pink lip.

Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart rocks a bewitching (see what we did there?) take on the classic side-parted low ponytail. A thin braid along the actress’ hairline adds a unique accent and shows off her blonde highlights.

Photo: Erik Jordan/Retna Ltd.

Lucy Hale

Looks like Lucy Hale is getting style advice from her character on Pretty Little Liars. The cheery brunette goes emo with a fall-weather ready crocheted snood and some Kool Aid-red streaks. A loose side braid completes Hale’s tousled hairstyle.

Photo: Charley Gallay/WireImage

Garcelle Beauvais

Garcelle Beauvais knows how to transform a plait into a sexy premiere hairstyle. The actress paired her loose side braid with gold earrings, a trendy fur vest and turquoise beads on the red carpet.

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Nicky Hilton

Nicky Hilton  sports a Swedish milkmaid-inspired braid with a center-parted updo hairstyle. Her updo shows off the socialite’s glittering one-shouldered dress.

Photo: Michael Bezjian/WireImage

Katharine McPhee

Need a cute hairstyle that keeps your locks out of your eyes and transitions easily from day to night? Look no further than Katharine McPhee’s hairline braid and rolling waves. This ‘do works on every hair length from bob to long!

Photo: Michael Bezjian/WireImage

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev manages to completely transform (and lower!) her hairline with a braid that swoops around from the crown of her head to her ear. It’s a totally unique spin on a classic braided updo.

Photo: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Jessica Szohr

Jessica Szohr is all smiles in a laid-back side fishtail braid and loose, choppy bangs.

Photo: Paul Zimmerman/WireImage

Eve

Eve blows your mind (YouTube it asap) with a super-stylized long braid topped with retro volume and finger curls

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

DailyMakeover.com from Makeover Solutions, Inc., is the web’s leading beauty information site, providing virtual makeover technology and content for women to create personalized makeovers. DailyMakeover.com’s virtual Makeover Studio enables users to see themselves wearing numerous hairstyles, makeup shades and fashion accessories to create their best makeovers, which can be saved, printed, or emailed. DailyMakeover.com is headquartered in New York City.


Fashion Week SS2012: Favorite Fashion Round-up

Fashion Week was a whirlwind of  outrageous styles, sky-high heels, glamorous parties and celebrity sightings. We spyed Emma Roberts, Alexa Chung, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Stam, Beyonce, Heidi Klum, Johnny Weir, Nigel Barker, Olivia Palermo, Ramona Singer, Whitney Port, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Rutherford and Kourtney Kardashian, among others. Everyone loves to spot the celebs at Lincoln Center but fashion week is really about the designers and showcasing their new collections for Spring 2012. What shows stuck out in our mind?  Read on for our Fashion Week faves!

Zac Posen is known for ultra-feminine and figure-flattering styles (see picture above). This season he went retro chic, too, and we loved it!  Flirty dresses in fab prints and colorful solids.  No wonder he is a celeb red carpet favorite.

Rag and Bone was sporty with hoods, drawstrings and pops of neon orange. Super young and fresh!

Rebecca Taylor was also a feminine favorite with muted grays, flowy florals and lace cutouts.

We loved Diane von Furstenberg’s use of lace and color blocking. Her clothes were very wearable, as usual!

The Pamella Roland presentation rocked with models that turned up the attitude with dramatic poses and chic shades! Gowns and sequins galore, real Hollywood glamour.

Rachel Roy’s last look was absolutely breathtaking: a fabulous blue dress with a dramatic back was our hands-down favorite.

 

Models at Elie Tahari donned tailored pieces paired with gladiator boot-sandals for a Greco-Roman look. Tailored and at the same time feminine.

Ralph Lauren was total modern elegance. Think silk pastels with feather and sequin accents…very Spring!

This year Christian Siriano’s collection was his signature oversized chiffon ruffles and edgy footwear meets J.Crew-esque nautical striped tees. (PS, Did you know you can get wearable versions of his glam shoes at Payless?)

Jill Stuart used lots of pastels including pale coral, yellow and blue. There was a great mixture of pants, dresses, flowy skirts and silk fabrics in solids and soft ethereal prints (lots of Hermes orange too!).

Yigal Azrouel’s contemporary line Cut25 used color blocking to create a line of flawless casual basics. Sporty, clean lines reminiscent of 80’s surf culture.

Narciso Rodriguez’ collection was full of graphic prints, pretty below-the-knee shift dresses and lavender. Feminine and modern.

Donna Karan featured tribal prints and flattering fits with lots of a-line styles. Favorite cocktail dress: short purple, one shoulder number with perfect ruching.

Michael Kors went for an African-inspired collection with flowing earth tone fabrics and neutral animal prints. The accessories (bags and belts!) were the highlight.

Prabal Gurung had one of the best collections we have seen! Lots of violet, fabulous use of sheer fabrics and prints, black and white.  Simply gorgeous…We want everything!

Helmut Lang is one of our all time favorite designers and this edgy collection did not disappoint.  We love his signature use of draping in severe black and white with a splash of daffodil yellow for spring.

Steal Beyonce’s VMA Style

A glowing Beyonce was all smiles as she announced her pregnancy at the MTV Video Music Awards 2011 – wearing a gorgeous Lanvin creation. Get Beyonce’s award winning and effortlessly chic look easily with these pieces!

1. Dress: Dalia MacPhee (www.daliaonline.com) – $298

2. Ring: Skinny by Jessica Elliot (www.skinnystyle.com) – $70

3. Earrings: AMI Clubwear (www.amiclubwear.com) – $12